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Wisconsin is a Certification State. The Wisconsin law certifies dietitians and protects the title of “dietitian.” You may not state or imply that you are a dietitian or certified by the state of Wisconsin.  

§ 448.76 states that “a person who is not a certified dietitian may not designate himself or herself as a dietitian, claim to provide dietetic services or use any title or initials that represent or may tend to represent the person as certified or licensed as a dietitian or as certified or licensed in a nutrition-related field.


Holistic nutrition professionals may work within their scope of practice in the state of Wisconsin but may not refer to themselves or imply that they are licensed, certified, or registered by the state. Holistic nutrition professionals may not use the protected titles.

Source: Wisconsin Statutes, Section 448.76 – 448.94

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